August 7, 1926 ~ June 25, 2020

Born in: Campbell, Nebraska
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Bernice Marie Blystone, 93, of Denver, Colorado, passed away June 25, 2020. She was born August 7, 1926 in Campbell, Nebraska to Leona and Emile Choquette.

Bernice came to Denver in 1947, when she was 20 years old. She was a bellhop at the D&F tower in downtown Denver. She met James at the cathedral in Denver through a dance group and they were married in 1950. They were married for almost 60 years before Jim’s passing in 2010.

Bernice was a manicurist, she loved sewing, gardening and cooking. She wasn’t afraid to take on new adventures. She was a strong woman and loved by everyone who met her. Bernice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by three daughters, Valerie Blood (husband, Chuck); Denise M. Blystone and Judy A. Blystone; two grandchildren, Lauren and Chase; siblings, Adrian, Edwin and Richard Choquette. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Blystone and a brother, Bernard Choquette.

A Rosary will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with a visitation beginning at 5pm, at Horan & McConaty, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO  80246.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Risen Christ Catholic Parish, 3060 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, Co. 80222

Bernice will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 So. Sheridan Blvd., Denver on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:30pm

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  1. Sending you prayers for peace and comfort as you and your family continue through your pain.
    I so wished I had the opportunity to have met your Mom but knowing you I feel I see her in you.
    Love ,
    The Eckersley Family

  2. I wish the entire family peace and comfort as you remember Bernice. What a fine long life she led.

    The Joyal/Roseberry Family

  3. Judy and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Anything we can do, we are here for you.


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